TRACK STABILIZATION AT WADDESDON, EASTERN REGION

Sand piling was adopted as part of the treatment of soft clay formation in a shallow cutting. The operation consists of driving a 9 in. dia. steel spud into the formation between and at the ends of the sleepers, withdrawing on reaching a specified depth and finally filling the hole with sand. A pattern of four piles every sleeper was found to be satisfactory. The track, as was expected, heaved as the piles were driven, the average heave being 2 inches. the rock layer was encountered at depths varying from 3 feet to 5 feet and was missing altogether in places. The drainage is being renewed; precast concrete channel drains are being used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1949-12-16

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 704-05
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM